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(SEA)Dungeness Crabs and other seattle delights?

Looking for some recommendations on :

1/Dungeness Crabs and other seattle delights;
2/ Good outdoor dining (prefably with good seafood, and recommendations on what to order);
3/ good authentic Chinese and other Asian - particularly authentic Thai (with recommendations on what to order)

We will be staying in area not far from Pike's Market.

A number of years ago, I had excellent
dungeness crabs for below 20 dollars in Chinatown, and ate there virtually every night. Anything similar these days?

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  1. For crab go to Seven Star Szechuan Pepper in the International District and order the Szechuan crab. It will fulfill both requests one and three.

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    7 Star Pepper Szechwan Rstrnt
    1207 S Jackson St Ste 111, Seattle, WA 98144

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    1. re: dagrassroots

      I second the Seven Star recommendation. Honestly, it may be the best seafood dish in Seattle.

    2. May I suggest the Black Pepper Crab at Malay Satay Hut? 212 12th Ave South about a block away from Seven Star Pepper. Outdoor dining is not so easy to find this time of year.

      http://www.malaysatayhut.com

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      1. re: Leymergie

        Thanks folks. Keep the suggestions coming!

        1. re: Leymergie

          How does the MSH black pepper crab compare with its dry curry crab?

          I bent on getting a crab dish in the ID tonight, and I'm deciding between these two and the sea garden black bean sauce version.

        2. For thai, see this post. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/383249 Unfortunately, not alot of these are near to Pike Place.

          I don't know when you are visting, but the NWS predicts a substantial warming this weekend (FWIW). Flying Fish is a well-regarded seafood place near to Pike Place, and it has outdoor seating when the climate permits. I haven't yet been so I can't provide specific dish suggestions.

          Matt's in the Market has a changing meny that features very seafood; I had a rich bisque with impressively large dungeness morsels.

          1. I'll recommend for #'s 1 & 3 ... the dungeness w/ black bean @ Sea Garden in the International Dist.
            Not sure if your visit is soon if so you won't find much in outdor dining .. though I do remember their having blankets at Ray's Boathouse for those sitting on the bar's deck...could be perfect for a cool dry sunset.

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            1. re: oliveoyl

              You folks are making me hungry. Our visit will be at the end of this month. I am sorry to hear that it is too chilly to sit outside. Pls keep the recommendations coming. Many thanks. We are looking for a wonderful visit.

              1. re: dec111

                The Pink Door (in the Market) may have their deck open. It's a fantastic spot. The food used to be bad but I've heard great things since a new chef (one whose previous restaurant I loved) took over last year. You can also just have a drink on the deck.
                And yes, 7 Stars Pepper for Szechuan crab (spicy).

                1. re: christy319

                  I'll second the Pink Door--you can't beat the view from the deck. It's more likely to be warm enough if you go for lunch--and even if it's chilly, I seem to remember that they have heaters out there--can anyone confirm this?)

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                  Pink Door
                  1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

              2. re: oliveoyl

                second the dungeness w/black bean at sea garden. it's whole crab, quite a production and delicious. i've never tried the szechuan crab at 7 star pepper. i'd love to though. is it served whole as well?

              3. delicious Dungeness Crab & Sea Scallop filled crepes (excellently executed 'heavenly' crepes) at Brasserie Margaux in the Warwick Hotel.